Robyn Gabel18th District in the Illinois House of Representatives
Robyn Gabel is from Evanston, IL, and has represented the people of the 18th District in the Illinois House of Representatives since 2010. Throughout her career, Robyn Gabel has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving the people of Illinois as an advocate for women and working families. During her time in the House, she has earned a reputation as an independent legislative leader, successfully passing over sixty sponsored bills.
Robyn’s areas of focus have been ensuring the safety of our children, championing environmental and clean energy issues including efforts to promote wind, solar and other renewable energy, guaranteeing the rights of women and children, reforming government to be inclusive and effective, providing easily accessible voting rights, advocating for fair wages and reducing and preventing gun violence.
Her legislative record has won recognition from the Illinois Environmental Council, March of Dimes, Midwest Asian Health Association, the ARC of Illinois, Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force and the Illinois Public Health Association, among others. She is a member of the Great Lakes Task Force of the Council of State Governments and a recipient of the Toll Fellowship for governmental leadership.
Robyn serves as the Chair of the House Human Services Committee, the Vice-Chair of the House Human Services Appropriations Committee, as well as committees on Insurance, Environment, Elections and Campaign Finance, Business Growth and Incentives, and Museums, Arts and Cultural Enhancements. In 2017, Robyn was named Chair of the Green Caucus, a non-partisan group of energy conscious legislators.
Before coming to the legislature she served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition (since renamed EverThrive Illinois) from 1988 to 2010. She has a B.A. from Beloit College and M.S.P.H. from the University of Illinois Chicago, School of Public Health. She also has an M.J. in health law from Loyola University Chicago.